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Old Jul 11, 2019, 02:06 PM
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Where to mount rear shock reservoirs?

I just got in my Feal 442 coilovers and noticed that the fronts have the reservoirs mounted to the shock yet the rears dont. For those of you who have something similar to what I have, where did you mount the rear reservoirs? They need to be somewhat easy to get to since the adjuster is on it. Just looking for some ideas. Thanks!


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There was a recent thread on this in the MS section.

Here it is!

https://www.evolutionm.net/forums/mo...eservoirs.html

Id say if you have the length something like a rear strut bar would be a nice place to put em. Keep in mind you'll probably be cutting a hole in the trunk pan to get the canister through. I've still gotta figure out mine at some point.
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Old Jul 11, 2019, 03:34 PM
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Thanks for the link! I took a look through it and most of that is for the front resis though. Couple mentions to the rear.

Cutting a hole in the trunk.......... not a huge fan of doing that. I can if I have to but I would prefer not to. My car is not a track ***** just yet haha.

Was thinking about possibly mounting them under the car on the subframe? Kinda above the center of the sway bar.

How are yours mounted now?
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Mounting them on the swaybar is going to get them super grimey and all gunked up. People put them in the trunk and engine bay to keep the adjusters from getting corroded or damaged.
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So that sounds like 2 votes for me getting to cut holes in the trunk....
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Call your contact at FEAL. Maybe they have a procedure for depressurizing the canister & disconnecting the hose w/out introducing air? Nitrogen re-pressurization required

Motons have that quick disconnect hose feature so the trunk access hole is minimal
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Joe - I like your thinking. I have access to a Nitrogen bottle so im not worried about that part but the air in the system might be the deal breaker. I will see what Feal says but im not expecting good news.
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Its not as simple as that sadly. Need to depressurize the system but after that run the risk of the shock oil leaking out as well as air entering the system. I looked into this lil over a month ago after picking up a set of AST5200s and was told its a nogo. Need to pull a vacuum on the system blah blah blah its a whole process.
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That's exactly what feal said. I have everything to be able to drain, vacuum and fill the system but seems like it's more work then it's worth. Meh.... I'll figure something out, like what size holesaw to use haha
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If the hose is long enough you *might* be able to go through the plastic vents on the side of the trunk at the bottom. I have a feeling the hoses are too short for that tho.
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I dont think they are going to be long enough to run them through the vents either. Probably need about 3ft of line to do that. I'll pull the trunk carpet out this weekend and start brain storming.

For those of you who did cut some massive holes in the trunk, what did you use for a grommet?

I am thinking once I cut the hole, I can cut a circle out of sheet metal that is bigger then the hole I cut in the body, drill a hole in the center for the hose to go through, cut that circle in half and then bolt those 2 pieces back in, if that makes any sense.
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A nice, robust grommet to fill the hole would be something i would look at

Slit the grommet 1/2 way w/a proper center hole for the line. You can seal the grommet slit w/an adhesive & even seal the grommet perimeter if needed
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Mounted them here for now, until I decide what to do.

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Mounted them here for now, until I decide what to do.

I feel like this should be fine with a bracket and a splashguard. I'm also not a fan of cutting holes in my car.
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You mean you arent a fan of my zip ties!? Man, I can add some duct tape if that would help haha.

I drive the car once a week to work and sometimes on the weekend. Never in the rain. I feel like they will be fine where they are.

Well I do have to say, it is stiffer now, mostly just on big bumps but it's not as bad as I thought. Time to get corner balanced and an alignment. Then start messing with the settings.

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